NEW CASTLE —
Drug charges filed
Drug charges were filed against a New Castle man after police allege he was found with marijuana.
According to New Castle police, who filed charges Monday, the incident involving Lamar Javon Paris, 25, of 615 Oak St. occurred June 23 on New Castle’s East Side.
Police working in plain clothes said they had approached a vehicle in a parking lot on East Washington Street and had noticed unusual movement from a back seat passenger.
The individual, identified as Paris, was ordered out of the vehicle and searched. Police said he volunteered he had marijuana in his hand and they said they also found some of the drug in his pants pocket.
Paris was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Ohio man charged
An Ohio man is facing multiple theft and related charges for allegedly taking and using a bank card.
The Pulaski Township Police Department charged Jeremy Michael Hodgekin, 36, of Alliance with 34 counts of theft in the case. He also is charged with 31 counts of receiving stolen property and 32 counts of access device fraud.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the office of District Judge Scott McGrath, a township woman had contacted the police to say her bank card had been stolen and was being used in various locations in Ohio.
After an investigation, officers contacted Hodgekin and he admitted taking and using the card, police said.
Charges on the card totaled $572.55.
Drugs, cash seized
A Greenville man was arrested Sunday after police stopped his car and found a jar of suspected marijuana.
New Castle officers stopped a car driven by Patrick James Rodgers, 23, who also has an address of 906 Marshall Ave., for an alleged traffic violation. Police arrested him on outstanding warrants after learning he had given them a false name.
Officers found a jar containing suspected marijuana and a pipe. Police also seized $1,882 Rodgers had in his wallet, along with an iPhone.
Rodgers faces drug-related charges and giving false identity to law officers.
Stop results in arrest
A New Castle man is facing drug charges after he was found with paraphernalia that allegedly had heroin residue.
George Hanna Boutros, 29, of 208 E. Garfield Ave. was charged after a traffic stop on Leasure Avenue Friday evening.
During the incident, police said, they observed Boutros throw items from the vehicle. The items recovered were a hypodermic needle and a spoon with suspected heroin residue, police allege.
Boutros was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Car parts stolen
Someone sawed off the catalytic converters of two vehicles at a North Hill business and stole the parts.
According to New Castle police, the incident occurred at Superior Motor Sports, 502 Highland Ave., between 6 p.m. July 11 and 11 a.m. Friday.
The owner reported the vandalism was done to the undercarriages of two Jeep Cherokees he had been working on at the shop.
NEW CASTLE —
Drug charges filed
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